October 28th, 2015

Halloween/Haunted

Halloween Countdown, Day 28

Do you remember Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and its two sequels? They were collections of creeptastic tales collected from folktales and retold for children by Alvin Schwartz and originally illustrated by the brilliant Stephen Gammell. These books were widely challenged at public libraries around the United States and even banned at a number of school libraries. Why were they so controversial and what was their allure for a generation? Filmmakers Cody Merck and David Thomas plan to answer these questions in their forthcoming documentary Scary Stories.

Here is the trailer.



"The Slithery-Dee" (from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, 1981)

The slithery-dee,
He came out of the sea;
He ate all the others,
But he didn't eat me.

The slithery-dee,
He came out of the sea;
He ate all the others,
But he didn't eat--
SL-U-R-P...

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